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Three Injured In Houston County Plane Crash

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HOUSTON COUNTY, Tenn. (AP/NewsChannel 5) – A small plane has crashed in Houston County, injuring three people.

Authorities said the plane crashed about noon Thursday at the end of a runway at McKinnon Airport. The three were taken by LifeFlight to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

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The three apparently were the only ones aboard. Police said the three people injured were identified as 58-year-old Jay Perdue, his father 81-year-ol Joe Perdue, and 58-year-old Andrea Holinstein. Sheriff Darrell Allison said the three appeared to have non-critical injuries.

Officials said that the pilot, Jay Perdue, developed problems just before landing that caused him to lose control of the aircraft.  He was trying to land but pulled up and then crashed.

The crash knocked the engine out of the plane and damaged its tail.

Jay Perdue owns Perdue Acoustics.

(NewsChannel 5/The Associated Press.)

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